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Jan 31, 2013 4:30am EST
decide whether to put off the debate over the debt ceiling until spring. it will vote on a bill to allow government to keep borrowing money without congress' permission until the middle of may. the house already passed the legislation. president obama said he will sign it if the senate fails -- rather, if it fails in the senate. the treasury warns the government may not be able to pay its bills in a matter of weeks. >>> 4:34. chuck hagel will tell a senate committee why he should be the next defense secretary. the senate armed services committee will hold hagel's confirmation hearing. the former republican senator and vietnam veteran will likely face tough questions, especially about his stance on israel and iran. he prepared by meeting privately with more than 50 senators and leaders of public interest groups. >>> right now, vice president biden is preparing for his first trip overseas for the obama administration's second term. he leaves today for europe. the white house says he'll visit germany, france, and the u.k. the vice president's first stop will be at the munich security conference. he spoke at that meeting four years a
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am EST
next month if the debt ceiling isn't lifted. >>> 6:48 now. a local company reporting major losses. they say the reason is defense cuts. cnbc has more live. kayla, good morning. >>> good morning, aaron. general dynamics, one of the nation's biggest federal contractors, reported a huge quarterly loss on wednesday, blaming it largely on defense cuts. the company which is based in falls church, virginia, posted a $2 billion fourth quarter loss on lower than expected sales as shrinking government orders and writedowns hammered the maker of weapon and aircraft. stock dropped as much as 5% in trading before recovering to close up about 1%. analyst attribute that to reassuring comments from the company ceo. >>> the washington's dependence on government and defense contracts makes it vulnerable to the spending cuts put in place by president obama and congress between 2000 and 2010. government procurement spending grew by double digits. last year it fell by more than 5%. back to you. >> thank you. >>> redskins players are being warn good a woman claiming to be -- warned about a woman claiming to
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 12:35am EST
the issue of raising the debt ceiling -- the amount of money the nation is legally allowed to borrow. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. [ laughter ] when it comes to raising the debt ceiling, the president's having a hard time getting it up. [ laughter ] seems the gop ain't rubbing him the right way, especially with the country $16.4 trillion in debt. ♪ so we're still in debt but it's all right the united states clearly couldn't get any broker ♪ ♪ got to liquidate its assets just like al roker ♪ [ laughter and applause ] ♪ >> while most republicans oppose raising the debt ceiling, several have voiced dissension within gop ranks, and democrats are now hoping this will pressure their house leader, john boehner, and soften his hard-lined stance. >> jimmy: mm mm mm. take it from my man, brilly willy. ain't nothing worse than a soft boehner. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] ain't nothing worse. especially when it starts leaning a little to the left. [ laughter ] and it's going to take more than a magic pill like the trillion dollar coin to stimulate growth in the private sector. ♪ all u
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 4:00am EST
debt ceiling isn't lifted. the white house supports the measure. opponents say it just prolong uncertainty about the economy's health. >>> and the senate may decide today on a deal to curb the number of filibusters. aides say lawmakers are kploes to a compromise to limit the delays which minority partying use to kill legislation. democrats complain that republicans overuse filibusters to block their legislation. republicans say the tactic is the only leverage they have to get roll call votes on amendments that would otherwise be shots down by democrats. >>> 4:08 the time. 23 degrees. coming up on "news4 today," how vice president joe biden is using the web site google today to make a push for tighter gun control. >>> the legal trouble mounting for lance armstrong since he confessed to using performance enhancing drugs. >>> we're tracking winter weather this morning. we'll have snow across the region. tom kierein is back with your weather and traffic. >>> somebody forgot to shut off the water. check out this fountain in bryant park in new york city. you see it is slowly turning
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